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Enjoying the journey with God

A devotion on running toward what God has for us

Have you ever experienced the presence of God while alone in your car? I have experienced some of the sweetest and most intimate moments with God in the simplicity of my car, with worship music playing while I praise him and talk with him.

Yesterday, once again I experienced that sweet moment in the middle of the open road. I started thinking how our life journey many times is like us driving. God sets a destination for us that we can choose to drive toward or not. 

If you do choose to head toward the destination God has for you, know the devil will come to distract you through your “rearview mirror,” so you may lose focus of the road ahead of you and your destination. When the devil can distract you and throw blind spots at you, you’ll miss out on the beautiful blessings of your journey.

Recently the devil distracted my family through our rearview mirror. We lost sight of where God was taking us, and what he was doing in us and through us. 

Instead of adjusting to refocus on God, we let the devil continue to throw blind spots in our way. It was tiring and there were times we just wanted to just stop and give up. But God, in his abundant grace and mercy, reminded us to readjust our rearview mirror to prevent blind spots and reminded us of his rich promises and blessings for our life and the gift of the destination. 

My question for you is what is distracting you through your rearview mirror? What blind spot is the devil throwing in your way, preventing you from enjoying the rich blessings God has for you in the journey? Remember you can always readjust your view and when you are tired of driving, God is there to give you strength to keep going.

"Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast." - 1 Peter 5:8-10

Written by Debora Pizzolo, the director of financial and operational control for Buckner Children and Family Services.

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